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Louis James Schocker, 89

Louis "Jim" James Schocker, 89, of Hines, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Blackduck. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m....

Louis "Jim" James Schocker, 89, of Hines, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Blackduck. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Blackduck.

He was born April 6, 1919, to William Edward and Anna Josephine (Thompson) Schocker in Blackduck. He met Dorothy Mildred Smejkal at a St. Patrick's Day dance, and he married her Aug. 26, 1956, in Bemidji. In his younger days, he worked with broncos and farmed. He also hauled grain from Montana to Duluth. He was a logger, trucker and millwright. His roots were in the land and he remained in the Hines area farming and logging. He served as a board member for the Hines Township.

He is survived by his wife of Hines; children, Donna M. Schocker-Hightshoe of Helena, Mont., James (Linda) Schocker of Hines, John (Deanna) Schocker of Hines, Eva J. Schocker of Hines, Brad (Pam) Schocker of Hines; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Online guest book is at ceasefuneralhome.com.

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